Adventures in Odyssey's "Passages" series has been designed to retell Bible stories in a new and creative way so that young listeners will be able to experience them as if for the first time. All of the "Passages" stories are based squarely on key episodes of scriptural history. The names have been changed, the details have been altered, and the setting has been moved to an exciting land of Marus. As you listen to the story, you may recognize the basic outlines, key characters, and scriptural lessons from the Bible stories. We used this fictional device because familiarity can sometimes dull the impact of an oft-told tale. "Passages" isn't the first series to use this strategy. C. S. Lewis did a similar thing when he wrote The Chronicles of Narnia. Narnia was born out of Lewis's understanding that fantasy can be a good tool for communicating gospel truths. He once wrote, "By casting all these things into an imaginary world, striping them of their stained-glass and Sunday School associations, one could make them for the first time appear in their real potency" (from "Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories"). As has always been the case with Adventures in Odyssey, we hope that parents and children will listen to the dramas together and discuss what they've heard. We hope you enjoy the "Passages" series!